Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security
Agriculture / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / Knowledge and Information / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security

Our RHoMIS work has led to a unique harmonised database of quantitative information on smallholder livelihoods in low and middle income countries (now containing interviews of more than 28,000 households in 31 countries). We are now in full force analysing these data to identify pathways towards food security, and underpin strategic studies trying to identify the drivers of diverse diets and possible trade offs between agricultural production intensification and key welfare indicators like gender equity. Continue reading

Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries
Africa / Agriculture / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / ILRI / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Presentation / Research / SLS

Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries

At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Continue reading

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / Drought / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Farming Systems / Fodder / Food security / Kenya / Research / SLS / Uganda

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading

Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field
Agriculture / Climate Change / Data / East Africa / Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS / Uganda

Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field

Originally published on the RHoMIS blog. Sam Adams, describes his experience training enumerators to be able to apply the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) in Uganda. Continue reading

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration
Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Farming Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration

Originally published on Landscape News. “When people of think of rangelands, their minds don’t usually go further than the images of shrubs or endless fields of dry grasslands. But beneath and above these vast spaces, life teems and even flourishes. At the recent session on the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration at the Global Landscapes … Continue reading

Gender inequalities across farming systems: Insights from the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / SLS / Women

Gender inequalities across farming systems: Insights from the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey

The Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey is now filling knowledge gaps on how strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change, may intensify inequalities between men and women. Continue reading

New program to enhance climate-smart livestock systems launched in Uganda
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / Drought / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Farming Systems / Fodder / Food security / Kenya / Research / SLS / Uganda

New program to enhance climate-smart livestock systems launched in Uganda

Uganda’s agricultural sector contributes significantly to both incomes and direct availability of food in the country. It is also a major contributor to economic growth through provision of raw materials for agro-industries, job opportunities and foreign exchange. Agriculture contributes to about 21% of Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Livestock production is an important subsector of … Continue reading